Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by PLNB » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:11 pm

dogoftears wrote:
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:tu: there’s not a lot of OP-Z lovers nowadays :hihi: Good luck!
No - they’ve all fallen apart by now... :-)

(love the concept but the quality of the op-z and oplab is dreadful and their technical support is non-existent)
have you used an op-z? i don't know about TE's tech support (never had to use it) but the Z is built fine. it ain't no tank but i take it all over the place and have never had a problem. the op-1, despite being heavier and having i think a metal case, was much more fragile.

i also have a pocket operator drum machine that despite years of button mashing and sitting exposed to dust etc works perfectly.

i will say that i find the op lab module obtuse to use. i still have not successfully gotten it to sync to midi (works fine over USB, just can't seem to get it to work from the jack midi input on the lab). but i don't think anything is gonna break.
Midi sync using OP-Lab with other devices really benefits from the app. Quickly pick each channel as you select tracks on the unit. Add 16 CC's per channel (1-8) and (8-16) on the remaining tracks. The white leds on the module help troubleshoot midi in/out.

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by steviet » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:27 pm

I really enjoy my OP-Z with the OPLab, but the build quality isn't great. I had to do somethings I am not proud of to get the module to fit into the back of my OP-Z... It would randomly disconnect requiring reboot, or I'd have to re-seat the module in the back cavity. It would jut out the back of the device too.

Now that it's been modified and I stuffed some paper in some places, it is stuck in there good, and it works beautifully every time I boot it up. Something makes me think taking sandpaper and an exacto knife to the OP-lab will hurt the resale value slightly... or maybe increase it? Because it fits properly now :tu:

I like it a lot, but I don't know if I'll be making any big TE purchases in the future. Too much to pay for things not to work perfectly in my opinion. Pocket operators are dope though :75:
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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by Kja » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:31 pm

That sucks man... With anything this small, there is a good chance things might not line up right.. that's why they are the only company crazy enough to try something like this...
Having said that, my oplab and my opz/rumble all work perfectly and I think they build quality is excellent. It feels very well made and much nicer then the cheap plastic other companies use for stuff like this. Mine is built solid.. no questions on durability.

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by Fallen_lassen » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:16 am

To balance things a little. I got a oplab module v1 and have no problems with it. My OP-Z is also without problems, the doubletrig thing is over after pushing the membrame a little( behind the battery).
Quality is fine. With a few exceptions i think.

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by Kja » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:51 am

There is no v2 of oplab, only a new os for the oplab to improve functionality.

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by PLNB » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:25 am

V1's clip mechanism would not hold the module connected. The "V2" has a mismatching color more "translucent" clip that solidly holds the module down.

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by Kja » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:40 pm

I think that's just the variability in manufacturing.. I have one of the second batch and it is translucent like that too, it works perfect, so there had been those all along.. but maybe that's why it works and others don't? Maybe some have more of a hardener in the mix or something? I have seen both kinds though but it wasn't a redesign, they have always been like that.

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by Kja » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:51 pm

I use the rumble allot more though.. surprisingly, I thought I would sequence stuff more.. the internal sounds are really good though.

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by forestcaver » Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:54 am

Kja wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:51 am
There is no v2 of oplab, only a new os for the oplab to improve functionality.
Ok. But I have had two oplab modules and they were visibly different - the clips were different. The second one was the replacement which actually holds in place.

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by Kja » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:26 am

Maybe they changed then after I got mine.. I don't really remember.

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by coprock » Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:39 pm

holy crap i am having trouble with the oplab... cv and gate are both working fine but i can't get a trig out. shift+step+jump+0?? what in the hell haha i get 0 response with that sequence of buttons. HELP PLEASE

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by Kja » Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:14 am

I think, the plus and minus on module track switches from notes and trig's, so switch to trig and put in events every four notes in sequencer should do it. If not go to opforum and ask, someone there just asked about this.

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by goonlord » Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:58 pm

Sorry to bump an old post but...


Does anyone use an OP-Z as their main sequencer with a eurorack set up? I currently have an OP-Z that I haven’t been using, and my modular rig is still in its infancy. I’m thinking about selling the OP-Z, but I am not sure if it’s worth keeping around as a sequencer.

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by depth20 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:07 pm

I really like to use it to sequence other gear, cv/gate, midi, trigs. I find it very quick and inspiring to use. I would still like to see some functions like LFO out, I think you can do some work around by sending another track to the module track, but that seems a bit cumbersome.

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Re: Teenage Engineering Op-Z Oplab module

Post by synth.void » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:16 pm

goonlord wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:58 pm
Sorry to bump an old post but...


Does anyone use an OP-Z as their main sequencer with a eurorack set up? I currently have an OP-Z that I haven’t been using, and my modular rig is still in its infancy. I’m thinking about selling the OP-Z, but I am not sure if it’s worth keeping around as a sequencer.
There are people that do great sets with the Z as main sequencer, look up davnak on YouTube. I couldn’t get used to it though, although I’ve spent quite sometime with op-z standalone.

Before you make up your mind, be sure to check out this tutorial:


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